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(Rocketnews 24)   Are 100 sticky handwarmers a substitute for a winter coat? There's only one way to find out   (en.rocketnews24.com) divider line 34
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2014-02-15 06:33:48 PM  
A: No.
 
2014-02-15 06:36:14 PM  
Had he continued in that vein of thought and next applied an even coating of extra thick maxi-pads. I think he would have been nice and toasty. I mean, it's not like that would have made him look any more ridiculous.
 
2014-02-15 06:38:42 PM  
either way he looks like a bloody idiot. Trying to pad out a useless article. Too bad his buddy didn't go with the flow and join him.
 
2014-02-15 06:39:19 PM  
Period.
 
2014-02-15 06:43:17 PM  
Being that much of a pussy probably pained him.
 
2014-02-15 06:45:31 PM  
okay,  I'm done. Such lame jokes cramp my style.
 
2014-02-15 06:54:32 PM  
I bet a few under a latex gimp suit would work.
 
2014-02-15 07:05:07 PM  
I'm sure someone could pull some strings and kill this thread.

...and i'm out of here....
 
2014-02-15 07:10:28 PM  
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calls him on his callous copying of his fabled move, "Compress Ninja"
 
2014-02-15 07:29:28 PM  
My doll could come up with better jokes than you farkers.
 
2014-02-15 07:31:58 PM  
Warmers usually go inside a pair of gloves or footwear. Had he put a tshirt and lightweight pants over the warmers, it probably would have done a much better job of keeping the heat in.

CSB:Two of the women I hiked Kilimanjaro with brought a bunch of warmers. Problem is when you get to the altitude where you need them, there isn't enough oxygen in the air for them to work. But they were handing them out so I took some and tried them out anyway. Yep... no warmth, just an annoying sticky thing in my gloves and boots. So I took them out and stuck them in my pockets. After making the summit, we start out decline. At somewhere around 10,000 ft suddenly they started reacting with the thicker atmosphere and I ended up with an unexpected burst of heat next to my balls.
 
2014-02-15 07:36:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Such lame jokes


lh3.ggpht.com
 
2014-02-15 07:40:17 PM  

EngineerAU: Warmers usually go inside a pair of gloves or footwear. Had he put a tshirt and lightweight pants over the warmers, it probably would have done a much better job of keeping the heat in.

CSB:Two of the women I hiked Kilimanjaro with brought a bunch of warmers. Problem is when you get to the altitude where you need them, there isn't enough oxygen in the air for them to work. But they were handing them out so I took some and tried them out anyway. Yep... no warmth, just an annoying sticky thing in my gloves and boots. So I took them out and stuck them in my pockets. After making the summit, we start out decline. At somewhere around 10,000 ft suddenly they started reacting with the thicker atmosphere and I ended up with an unexpected burst of heat next to my balls.


Or just put them under the bodysuit.
 
2014-02-15 08:27:45 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: either way he looks like a bloody idiot. Trying to pad out a useless article. Too bad his buddy didn't go with the flow and join him.


A bloody idiot if he had followed your earlier suggestion but with used maxi pads, yeah.
 
2014-02-15 08:41:46 PM  
When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.
 
2014-02-15 08:46:19 PM  

ReverendJynxed: When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.


I thought they got ultra hot, like MRE heaters. Never really tried.
 
2014-02-15 09:34:43 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Uchiha_Cycliste: either way he looks like a bloody idiot. Trying to pad out a useless article. Too bad his buddy didn't go with the flow and join him.

A bloody idiot if he had followed your earlier suggestion but with used maxi pads, yeah.


used pads?!? ew ew ew ew ew ! where did you get that?

\ew!
 
2014-02-15 10:16:57 PM  

EngineerAU: Warmers usually go inside a pair of gloves or footwear. Had he put a tshirt and lightweight pants over the warmers, it probably would have done a much better job of keeping the heat in.

CSB:Two of the women I hiked Kilimanjaro with brought a bunch of warmers. Problem is when you get to the altitude where you need them, there isn't enough oxygen in the air for them to work. But they were handing them out so I took some and tried them out anyway. Yep... no warmth, just an annoying sticky thing in my gloves and boots. So I took them out and stuck them in my pockets. After making the summit, we start out decline. At somewhere around 10,000 ft suddenly they started reacting with the thicker atmosphere and I ended up with an unexpected burst of heat next to my balls.


And my next album will be called "An Unexpected Burst of Heat Next to My Balls."

Thans for the title. Just need a band now.
 
2014-02-15 11:08:07 PM  
A sticky warm hand may make you hotter.

Rule 34
 
2014-02-16 12:45:26 AM  
"100 Sticky Handwarmers" sounds

a) disgusting
b) like a good band name
 
2014-02-16 02:08:08 AM  
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2014-02-16 03:37:50 AM  
 
2014-02-16 12:00:42 PM  
If those things worked better, we would use them more here in MN. They are just very unreliable and really need to be inside some sort of outerwear. They will lose all their heat to the air if not covered.
 
2014-02-16 12:39:46 PM  
Who knew Romero was Japanese?
 
2014-02-16 12:41:33 PM  
I ride a motorcycle on any day when it's not totally pissing rain or there's no ice on the roads.

Warmers? No. I've used them in gloves and boots and more often than not I get minor burns from them.

I shelled out the cash for Gerbings heated gear and am often sweaty in temps below 20. Best money I ever spent.
 
2014-02-16 04:04:51 PM  

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Yay! I wasn't the only one who thought of Hopper.
 
2014-02-16 04:12:59 PM  
Having tried hand warmers once or twice I would think that they would make you half frozen, half cooked, like a fish stick.

Do you like eating fish sticks?
Do you like looking like a fish dick?
Do you like being a fish stick?

Embarrassing all the way.

But you could use handwarmers as part of a greater program of warmth seeking.

One, you need a windbreaker.
Two, you need pockets--pockets of air between you and the wind, as well as you and the handwarmer.
Three, you need pockets to hold the hand warmer(s).

With enough insulation you could keep yourself warm with a few hand and boot warmers.

But, of course, if you have the right clothing, you don't need the hand warmers. Just layer, the old-fashioned way: a windbreaker, sweaters, a loose t-shirt, long-johns, Russian felt boots, etc.

You might as well warm yourself with sticky pads, but it would take a sweater and pants full of sticky-pads (and your boots full of straws). The hand warmers could go in your coat pockets as usual.

Good insulation is essential. Hand warmers are a heat source but  they get too hot for comfort. They work better as small hot packs for your muscles than as heat sources in the wet, windy, wild world of cold.
 
2014-02-16 04:13:52 PM  
Whoops! I said "dick". Huh, huh, huh, huh!
 
2014-02-16 06:53:32 PM  

ReverendJynxed: When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.


Uh, they actually work GREAT when wet. Soaked? No. Moist? yep... They work via rapid corrosion of powdered iron. I'm pretty sure they're a mixture of powdered Fe and NaCl, with a small amount of water, sealed in an oxygen- free vacuum. When you open it, the reaction starts.
 
2014-02-16 07:30:17 PM  

Greek: ReverendJynxed: When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.

Uh, they actually work GREAT when wet. Soaked? No. Moist? yep... They work via rapid corrosion of powdered iron. I'm pretty sure they're a mixture of powdered Fe and NaCl, with a small amount of water, sealed in an oxygen- free vacuum. When you open it, the reaction starts.


The ones I have are some other kind of reaction that I have never bothered to look up. Sealed in a gel pack, crush the crystals, get heat. When they are done, put them in boiling water to recreate the crystals to recharge them for the next time.
 
2014-02-16 09:11:41 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Greek: ReverendJynxed: When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.

Uh, they actually work GREAT when wet. Soaked? No. Moist? yep... They work via rapid corrosion of powdered iron. I'm pretty sure they're a mixture of powdered Fe and NaCl, with a small amount of water, sealed in an oxygen- free vacuum. When you open it, the reaction starts.

The ones I have are some other kind of reaction that I have never bothered to look up. Sealed in a gel pack, crush the crystals, get heat. When they are done, put them in boiling water to recreate the crystals to recharge them for the next time.


Yes... those are the reusable sodium acetate type. Don't stay hot as long (1/2 hour- 2 hours) vs. the iron powder type (8-10 hrs) but the iron ones are one- use only.
 
2014-02-16 09:20:37 PM  

Greek: Benjimin_Dover: Greek: ReverendJynxed: When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.

Uh, they actually work GREAT when wet. Soaked? No. Moist? yep... They work via rapid corrosion of powdered iron. I'm pretty sure they're a mixture of powdered Fe and NaCl, with a small amount of water, sealed in an oxygen- free vacuum. When you open it, the reaction starts.

The ones I have are some other kind of reaction that I have never bothered to look up. Sealed in a gel pack, crush the crystals, get heat. When they are done, put them in boiling water to recreate the crystals to recharge them for the next time.

Yes... those are the reusable sodium acetate type. Don't stay hot as long (1/2 hour- 2 hours) vs. the iron powder type (8-10 hrs) but the iron ones are one- use only.


Ya.  The iron ones we had in MRE's you had to open and pour a tablespoon of water into and they got hot as shiat.
 
2014-02-16 09:42:56 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Greek: Benjimin_Dover: Greek: ReverendJynxed: When those hand-warmers get wet, they tend to not work.

Uh, they actually work GREAT when wet. Soaked? No. Moist? yep... They work via rapid corrosion of powdered iron. I'm pretty sure they're a mixture of powdered Fe and NaCl, with a small amount of water, sealed in an oxygen- free vacuum. When you open it, the reaction starts.

The ones I have are some other kind of reaction that I have never bothered to look up. Sealed in a gel pack, crush the crystals, get heat. When they are done, put them in boiling water to recreate the crystals to recharge them for the next time.

Yes... those are the reusable sodium acetate type. Don't stay hot as long (1/2 hour- 2 hours) vs. the iron powder type (8-10 hrs) but the iron ones are one- use only.

Ya.  The iron ones we had in MRE's you had to open and pour a tablespoon of water into and they got hot as shiat.


Yeah, well... the ones used for heating food don't have a regulating agent in them like the hand warmer ones. (the hand warmer ones have the water absorbed in vermiculite, which lets it come out slowly) So instead of producing a nice warm sensation for 8 hours, the MRE ones produce crazy heat for half an hour or so.
 
2014-02-17 01:12:19 AM  

KidneyStone: I ride a motorcycle on any day when it's not totally pissing rain or there's no ice on the roads.

Warmers? No. I've used them in gloves and boots and more often than not I get minor burns from them.

I shelled out the cash for Gerbings heated gear and am often sweaty in temps below 20. Best money I ever spent.


Thank you. I learned about something new today. Sounds a bit like bare bones spacesuit tech.
 
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